Sunday, June 15, 2014

Playing in Melted Crayon Rain

Last weekend, Jon and I tried out a fun little crafty project. I saw these cute melted crayon art projects while searching for ideas for our baby's room and we figured to give it try! It's a pretty easy concept: (1) glue crayons to the top of a canvas and (2) apply heat to the crayons so they drip/melt down the canvas.

We thought it would be fun to have the melted drips look like rain and have a couple of kids playing under umbrellas. I found some images online and doctored them to fit my needs and then traced them onto the canvas with a Sharpie.

At first, we used a hair dryer and only covered the kids over their umbrellas. We found the hair dryer to be slow to heat and tough to control, but were encouraged by the result.

Since we were a little disappointed that the rain went under the umbrellas, we tried again with a heat gun (turns out my dad just had one sitting around!) and also covered the kids umbrellas and down the side so rain couldn't slide under. This was a lot faster and more controlled so the rain stayed where we wanted and the crayons didn't get melted together at the top.

I can't tell which I like better and we can't decide which to hang in the room... which do you like better?

1 comment:

  1. I'm kinda partial to the crazier one on the left...


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